This double shot of Anglo-horror news comes straight from the Severin Films website: they’ve announced an impending DVD release for lesser-known British terror tale Crucible Of Terror as well as full specs for their previously announced Psychomania DVD. Both discs will be released on October 26th, ensuring that horror fans will be able to get their fill of terror, British-style just in time for Halloween. Between this, Severin’s forthcoming remasters of Horror Express and The House That Dripped Blood and Synapse’s impending releases of two Hammer films, it’s a good time to be a fan of this stuff. Read on for all the devilish details:
Crucible Of Terror
Ted Hooker, 1971
“An Oddly Effective Maverick Entry In The
Annals Of Independent British Fright-Flicks With
Sex, The Supernatural, And The Art Of Murder. ”
– Video Vista
His name was Mike Raven, the popular Pirate Radio DJ and known occultist whose spectacularly failed attempt at ‘70s horror stardom marked one of the most bizarre careers in British movie history. And in his most infamous role of all, Raven stars as an insane sculptor whose obsession with the perfect female form leads to a nightmare of sex, sorcery and slaughter. Within a year of this film’s release, Raven would mysteriously disappear from the entertainment business forever…to become a sculptor. Melissa Stribling (Horror Of Dracula), Ronald Lacey (Raiders Of The Lost Ark) and Me Me Lay (The Man From Deep River) co-star in this still-sordid cult shocker transferred in startling HD from the only known uncut 35mm print in existence, loaned to Severin by a Bodmin Moor coven!
Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Restored from the only uncut 35mm print in existence and packed with new Bonus Features produced exclusively for this edition.
• Return Of The Living Dead: Interviews with stars Nicky Henson, Mary Larkin, Denis Gilmore, Roy Holder and Rocky Taylor
• Sound Of Psychomania: Interview with Soundtrack composer John Cameron
• Riding Free: Interview with Riding Free singer Harvey Andrews
• Introduction by Fangoria Editor in Chief Chris Alexander
• Original Theatrical Trailer
Dolby Digital Mono 2.0